Sware Iron instead of Chrome

bettigyv bettigyv
Created: 4 years and 5 months ago
I'm using Sware Iron, which is supposed to be a safer and untrackingg version of chrome..
The browser being an efficient way of tracking information, I'm suprise to see that no alternative browser is recommended on the website... (or maybe I didn't saw it)

Is anybody familiar with thoses alternative softwares? And should we use it instead of chrome ?

Here is what they say on their web site

"SRWare Iron: The browser of the future - based on the free Sourcecode "Chromium" - without any problems at privacy and security

Google's Web browser Chrome thrilled with an extremely fast site rendering, a sleek design and innovative features. But it also gets critic from data protection specialists , for reasons such as creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions. SRWare Iron is a real alternative. The browser is based on the Chromium-source and offers the same features as Chrome - but without the critical points that the privacy concern.

We could therefore create a browser with which you can now use the innovative features without worrying about your privacy.

We want our users to participate in our work and make the browser free to download under the name "SRWare Iron" into the net.

What does Iron makes different? Read here.
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x.15a2
Although I'm primarily a FF user, I've made note of SRWare Iron in a few posts on these forums, hopefully these will be of help to you:

https://duck.co/forum/thread/54/why-do-i...

https://duck.co/forum/thread/1591/scroll...

https://duck.co/forum/thread/2090/google...
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader4 years and 5 months ago Link
WSecure
Hello,

thank your for recommending it!
I have to say that this browser was unknown for me till I read now this post.

Will check it out now...! :)


Kind regards,

WSecure - We Secure IT
posted by WSecure 4 years and 5 months ago Link
WSecure
Hello again,

I just checked now the browser out and sry, but it failed!

Did download the portable application, started it, waited and there you go...

46.30.212.217

inetnum: 46.30.208.0 - 46.30.215.255
netname: DK-ONECOM-20100908
descr: One.com A/S

http://smartwhois.com/whois/46.30.212.21...

173.194.113.162
173.194.113.175
173.194.113.160
etc. etc.

NetRange: 173.194.0.0 - 173.194.255.255
CIDR: 173.194.0.0/16
OriginAS: AS15169
NetName: GOOGLE

http://smartwhois.com/whois/173.194.113....

are the IP's the browser will instandly start to send data to...
As reading from their website they said that they removed every google-spy, but why does it instandly start to send data there like chrome?

A real secure mod of chrome wouldn't send any data to google.


Kind regards,

WSecure - We Secure IT
posted by WSecure 4 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
How have you found out that?
Is there any special addon / software to check these things?
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 5 months ago Link
WSecure
Hello again,

while I am not allowed to post links, I can only name you some application names.
One is called "Peerblock" (freeware) and will show you directly, on a nice list, what connections are being made (with logging function) while you visit the internet.
Please note its a nice addon tool, but you maybe can gain more satisfaction from tools like Comodo Internet Security (also free) or Privatefirewall from Privacyware (also free).
Links can be found on my own website on the right, or via DDC websearch, as you like! :)
Please note that Peerblock interacts on svchost.exe, a Windows hooking service, which I do not really prefer. So tools like Comodo can help you to block those request too with advanced Defense rules being set.
Also note that Peerblock is hosted on googlecode (if you want the latest Beta-Release). So you will have to use a direct connection, a proxy, or similar, to access google.

However, Peerblock is a nice tool with which you can create your own IP-Lists for allowed and denied connections. Also nice is its option to allow a IP for a specific amount of time temporarly, so you can test everything out, or do a Mass-Block from 0.0.0.0-255.255.255.255 like I do and then check what Sites/IPs you mainly use for browsing and put them in a whitelist.
A pity is that Peerblock still doesn't support IPv6 which is a lack of security...

You surely could also use a packet-sniffer to check all in and outgoing connections.

I cannot recommend addons like WorldIP for Firefox because it will spam you fully away with outgoing DNS and TCP request to alot of strange IP's!

Hope I could help... :)


Kind regards,

WSecure - We Secure IT
posted by WSecure 4 years and 5 months ago Link
WSecure
here is a DDC instead of DDG too, don't know why I had that feeling... lol, sry!
posted by WSecure 4 years and 5 months ago Link
bettigyv
Well thanks a lots.. ;)
Well is there a trakingfree internet browser?
Chromium?

or is it that every alternative/mod to chrome is a tracker?

Best Regards,
posted by bettigyv 4 years and 5 months ago Link
bettigyv
Well thanks a lots.. ;)
Well is there a trakingfree internet browser?
Chromium?

or is it that every alternative/mod to chrome is a tracker?

Best Regards,
posted by bettigyv 4 years and 5 months ago Link
WSecure
Hi!

Yet there is none, because all seem to work for the NSA...

As soon I find the time I will try to mod chromium myself and maybe then there will... letz hope I find it soon! :)


Kind regards,

WSecure - We Secure IT
posted by WSecure 4 years and 5 months ago Link
toothy557
Oooh. Thanks

So, this morning I completely switched over from Palemoon (an x64/optimized Firefox fork) to SWare Iron. Much nicer browser, and now I don't need to worry about being in the Google cage. :)
posted by toothy557 4 years and 5 months ago Link